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Ekaterina Makarova - Serena Williams Live

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
United StatesS Williams66---
Russian FederationE Makarova40---

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  1. - - WILLIAMS 6-4 6-0 - GAME, SET AND MATCH! Makarova has a chance to wrap up the game and get on the scoreboard, but Serena was simply not to be denied. She misses match point on,e but seals the second with a squash shot cross court which Makarova can only dab long. Williams, sub-par in round two, was clinical in round three. Next up is Maria Kirlenko or Andrea Hlavackova. Draw

  2. - - WILLIAMS 6-4 5-0 - Just half a chance for Makarova at 30-30, but she tries a backhand when cramped for room and blasts it long. It gives Serena all the ammunition she needs to see out the game. The change of ends is probably holding Serena up more than Makarova now.

  3. - - WILLIAMS 6-4 4-0 - BREAK! Makarova has the look of a beaten woman here - as if nothing she can will save her. Three points on her serve come and go, and Serena only needs one of them to take the break, with her opponent hitting long. The end in sight.

  4. - - WILLIAMS 6-4 3-0 - Blink and you'll miss these Williams service games. If Makarova blinks, she's going to miss the rest of the match. Just three more games will do it.

  5. - - WILLIAMS 6-4 2-0 - BREAK! Williams demonstrates touch at the net as well as vicious serving and groundstrokes, and with a reflex volley she brings up game point. With more of the trademark powerplay, she steals the break. Trouble for the Russian now.

  6. - - WILLIAMS 6-4 1-0 - Another set, same service dominance. Williams holds to thirty, and it's hard to see where Makarova is going to break through.

  7. - - WILLIAMS 6-4 - SET! Eventually it had to tell. Williams races 15-40 up, and with two break and set points to save, the Russian faltered. She has had to go for everything all set long, and this time she misses the line. Williams whoops with joy. Halfway there.

  8. - - WILLIAMS 5-4 - Williams boasts a record of winning 88% of her points on serve so far in this match, and she's through another game in no time at all. Over to Makarova to see if she can keep the pace. She's shown heart to do so thus far, but the challenge is stiffer than ever because this time it's to stay in the set.

  9. - - WILLIAMS 4-4 - Having got ahead at 15-30, Williams looks throoughly disappointed with herself when she thuds a gettable backhand into the net. That keeps Makarova in the game,, and after eight minutes of play, including several attempts to convert game point, the Russian finally squeaks through.

  10. - - WILLIAMS 4-3 - Especially in the decline of her sister, it's fair to say that Serena has by some distance the best serve on the women's tour, and she's using it to keep nudging her way in front in the opening set.

  11. - - WILLIAMS 3-3 - Makarova's best service game of the match so far, with the left-hander downing Williams to 15. It's been mighty hard work, but she's still level with the American.

  12. - - WILLIAMS 3-2 - After a lengthy tussle on the Makarova serve, another procession on the Williams serve. The question is whether Makraova can withstand this early pressure and take any opportunities that come her way.

  13. - - WILLIAMS 2-2 - A little stamp of the feet as Williams lets a serve from Makarova go unpunished. That's the difference between 15-40 and 30-30, and it looks like that will cost her the chance of a break. As it is, she gets a break point regardless, but catching the top of the net with her attempted winner, she misses out. Eventually, the Russian ekes out a hold.

  14. - - WILLIAMS 2-1 - Short and sweet service games from Williams - perfect in the heat, and piling the pressure straight back on to Makarova.

  15. - - WILLIAMS 1-1 - The American applies considerably more pressure to the Makarova serve than she faced on her own, but despite the game going to deuce it's the Russian, who beat Serena at the Australian Open earlier this year, who comes through.

  16. - - WILLIAMS 1-0 - Crushing start from Serena, sweeping to all four points in no time at all. Serena, as is her way, does not stop for a drink after the first game, proceeding purposefully to the other end to face the Makarova serve.

  17. - - Just about to get underway on Arthur Ashe, fourth seed Serena Williams takes on Russian world number 42 Ekaterina Makarova. In theory, you'd expect an easy win for the American, but she was far from convincing in her second round match. Has she got the rust out for this clash?

Ekaterina Makarova

Nationality RUS
Date of Birth 07/06/1988
Height 1.8 m
Weight 65 kg

Serena Williams

Nationality USA
Date of Birth 26/09/1981
Height 1.75 m
Weight 70 kg

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  1. am happy for you SERENA god bless ur way to the title

    From mike, on Sun 2 Sep 16:28
  2. Uksoul bad_girl::: both losers it does not matter what­ I said what matters is that the beast will lose the us ­ open! And bad_girl ur a loser in life deprived of­ better things in life probably a drug user and obiss­ fat and ugly cause u always seem to be very jealous­ anyways may god bless u! And stay in UK united states­ don't need losers like u!

    From Sam parikh, on Sun 2 Sep 12:08
  3. Doesn't change the fact that you lied. Get a life­ Sam

    From abi, on Sun 2 Sep 1:37
  4. ABI::: worry about your 200lbs pound elephant...dont­ worry about me! no matter what happens the beast will­ not win the us open!

    From Sam parikh, on Sat 1 Sep 23:48
  5. well well well, two years in a row i was right....yes­ right...the beast lost slams....and yes wrong once she­ won wimbeldon....thats preety sad for the greatest of­ all time...to get destroyed by razzano in the french­ and losing to makarova at the aus open....and now in my­ town new york...the beast will lose! and i would lov to­ see those fans of the beast .....and did you see today­ in new york...the crowd booed her out of the stadium as­ soon as the drama queen started to talk nonsense!­ anyway the beauty vica will destroy the beast in the­ finals!

    From Sam parikh, on Sat 1 Sep 23:47
  6. The beast, Sam #$%$ is back again swearing, and barking­ like a rabid dog. Shameless fool, I have told you worry­ less about Serena, she has her game under control. All­ this time you spend ranting like a lunatic should be­ spent worring about the Chinese players, they are all­ out! Let Americams worry about their own! ­ Congrats, to my queen, Ms Williams the best then and­ now! Zero, sports I agree it was a Subpar, what a­ classical joke!! Morons!

    From WillsnWays, on Sat 1 Sep 23:40
  7. nice game

    From kunlecsy, on Sat 1 Sep 21:49
  8. Well done Lady Serena....took you a while to get going­ but go through comprehensively in the end! The mark of­ a champion.

    From Rodian, on Sat 1 Sep 21:08
  9. Thank u Serena for putting the Russian to her right­ place.

    From lloyd, on Sat 1 Sep 19:43
  10. Serena is there any chance that you could marry me . l­ am a single young man looking for a woman like you .

    From Ti-junior, on Sat 1 Sep 18:39
  11. @Sam Didn't you say that you would never return to­ the Yahoo forums if Serena won a major several months­ ago? In case you haven't noticed she won Wimbledon­ and yet here you are stating the same old nonsense that­ was said in the past :S Quite the obsession you­ have with Serena too. What are you not telling us?

    From abi, on Sat 1 Sep 16:33
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    The beast Serena should win this one! Although after­ watching Vica last night the beauty will destroy the­ beast in the finals!

    From Sam parikh, on Sat 1 Sep 15:23
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